Welcome to the website for the Plotkin Research Group!
We do research at the interface of physics and biology.
Our interests range from the study of dynamics and disorder in the theory of protein folding, misfolding, and aggregation, to DNA function and dynamics, to studies of pattern formation and symmetry breaking in morphogenesis.
Habibi M, Rottler J, and Plotkin SS "The unfolding mechanism of monomeric mutant SOD1 by simulated force spectroscopy", Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins and Proteomics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbapap.2017.06.009
Habibi M, Rottler J, and Plotkin SS "As Simple as Possible but not Simpler: Exploring the Fidelity of Coarse-Grained Protein Models for Simulated Force Spectroscopy", PLoS Comput Biol 12(11): e1005211. doi:10.1371/journal. pcbi.1005211.